Letter: Annual Victorian Tea successful because of many

To the editor:

Thank you to all who attended the 24th Annual Victorian Tea at the Brown County Art Gallery on Sunday, April 8. This event benefits the Gallery Foundation, and your support is greatly appreciated.

Besides enjoying a delicious traditional afternoon tea prepared by Kevin Ault of Hotel Nashville, and tea provided by The Candy Emporium, guests were also treated to a delightful program by Stephanie Holman. “The Search for a Time and a Place to Paint” is about three of our well-known female artists, Marie Goth and Ada and Alberta Shulz, who were here in the era Brown County was known as the Art Colony of the Midwest.

This afternoon was made possible thanks to many. Our generous sponsors: Hotel Nashville; Seward Party Rentals; Erika and Scott Rudd; Two Great Minds Marketing & Design; and Zieg, LeDoux and Associates. Our vendors donated 20 percent of their sales to the Gallery Foundation: Wayne Byerley Wood Creations, Brown County Redware by Susy O’Donnell, Sleepy Cat Studio Art by Monique Cagle, and The Wild Olive.

Thank you also to my tea committee: Brenda Kelley, Erika Rudd, Jan Percifield, Kevin Ault, Pam Crawford and Paula Sexton, as well as our Gallery Manager, Jeanne Bennett, and Assistant, Bern Waldhier, and all the volunteers on tea day.

A special thank-you for the seventh year to Artist Association member, Jodie Friend, for donating her beautiful painting, “Evening Roses,” for our raffle!

Thank you one and all for everything you have done to make our fundraiser a success.

Be sure to join us next year for our special 25th Anniversary Tea on Sunday, April 7. We will have a program on Victorian silver pieces by Jane Edwards, antique dealer and collector, as well as some other activities to celebrate our quarter-of-a-century milestone in holding the tea.

Cheryl J. Eyed, Victorian Tea chairman

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